BOCA RATON, Fla. — A 23-year-old woman was bitten on the arm by a small nurse shark Sunday afternoon at Red Reef Park in Boca Raton, a fire rescue spokesman said.
Firefighters found the woman about 1:20 p.m. at Lifeguard Tower 8 at 1400 N. Ocean Blvd. with the 2-foot nurse shark still attached to her right arm, fire-rescue spokesman Bob Lemons said. A bystander at the beach killed the shark before they arrived.
Photos taken by a bystander and provided by fire-rescue show that the injuries appear to be minor.
This attack was much less severe than when a 7-foot bull shark bit a diver's arm while the man was diving off Singer Island in April.
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